Germigny-l'Exempt

Germigny-l’Exempt is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Germigny-l’Exempt
Location of Germigny-l’Exempt
Germigny-l’Exempt is located in France
Germigny-l’Exempt
Germigny-l’Exempt
Germigny-l’Exempt is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Germigny-l’Exempt
Germigny-l’Exempt
Coordinates: 46°55′08″N 2°53′57″E / 46.9189°N 2.8992°E / 46.9189; 2.8992Coordinates: 46°55′08″N 2°53′57″E / 46.9189°N 2.8992°E / 46.9189; 2.8992
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonLa Guerche-sur-l'Aubois
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Olivier Beatrix[1]
Area
1
28.26 km2 (10.91 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
301
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18101 /18150
Elevation180–227 m (591–745 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

A farming area comprising the village and a couple of hamlets situated by the banks of the small Luisant river some 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D100, D15, D78 and the D43 roads.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962553—    
1968509−8.0%
1975472−7.3%
1982383−18.9%
1990362−5.5%
1999331−8.6%
2008322−2.7%

SightsEdit

  • The twelfth-century church of Notre-Dame. The twelfth-century church of Notre-Dame, with its exceptionally tall tower-porch was built after the siege of 1108 by Louis VI the Fat [3] as a symbol of the Capetian « Pax Dei ».[4] The inconographic program of its inner portal of 1215 is inherited from the North porch of the West portal of the abbey church in Saint-Gilles du Gard and the North porch of the West portal of the Laon Cathedral. The tympanum showing a Sedes Sapientiae is meant to celebrate the triumph of the Church (the Virgin being symbolic of the Church) upon the heretics whose common point is to reject the real presence in the eucharist.[5]
  • The chateau of Château-Renaud, dating from the seventeenth century.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ LEGEARD, Emmanuel (September 2021). "Le siège de Germigny en Bourbonnais : une page méconnue d'histoire". Bulletin de la Société d’Emulation du Bourbonnais (in French). 80 (3): 388–404.
  4. ^ LEGEARD, Emmanuel (2021). "Notre-Dame de Germigny-L'Exempt: un patrimoine à surveiller". La Gazette du Patrimoine (in French) (May).
  5. ^ LEGEARD, Emmanuel (February 2021). "Saint-Gilles, Laon, Germigny : Iconologie d'une représentation politique de la Vierge dans le "style 1200"". De Medio Aevo (in French). 15 (1): 231–240. doi:10.5209/dmae.73298.

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